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Carpathian Arc Above Tree Line

 
Carpathian Arc Above Tree Line

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Carpathian Arc Above Tree Line

Image Type(s): Rock Climbing, Hiking, Skiing, Informational, Scenery

 

Page By: yatsek

Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2009 / Oct 30, 2014

Object ID: 497540

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Page Score: 87.71% - 26 Votes 

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Introduction

 
Ostrva - 1984 m
Pinus cembra at timberline

There are plenty of pix of both high and low Carpathian ranges and massifs on the Parent Page and its numerous child pages (SP Tatra galleries are virtually impenetrable). Some of those mountains are just a few dozen meters too low to qualify here, where you'll find just one 'summerish' and one 'winterish' photo of the highest ranges rising above timberline. Images that show a broader scene, prominent peaks and geologic bricks will be preferred, which means that plenty of wonderful pictures will not be included, e.g.: beautiful flowers and butterflies (which I generally love), not even any truly Carpathian butterflies; bizarre rock formations; the stunning red alpine wintry creatures or fiery sunsets.

If your favourite season is winter, you'll find the winter collection down below the long 'summerish' thru-trek.



The Călimani (Ro)/Kelemen (Hu) Mountains in the East Carpathians. In the centre, the Twelve Apostles of andesite - three clicks and you'll see them very well. Taken by Ottricha

Anyway,
 
Velka Fatra
We start at the
Northwest end.
 
wild eastern parts of Parâng Mountains
S Carpathians - ages of
clearing and grazing

when I started my Carpathian adventure (take away my regular childhood vacations at the foot of the Tatra Mountains), at nearly 18 years of age, I headed for Babia Góra (Witch Mtn), the highest peak of the Żywiec Beskid because:

1 I thought I needed some training before scrambling in the Tatras

2 Beskid Żywiecki was the nearest Carpathian range rising above the timberline.

I believe most SP'ers will find both of the above reasons reasonable and hope you enjoy this guided virtual trek along the most elevated sections of the great Carpathian Arc - from its NW to the SW end.

Northwest Carpathians



East Carpathians

Northeastern Carpathians


Three polonynas
Bieszczady & Polonyna Rovna
View from Stoj 1681 m
Polonyna Borzhava

Polonyna Krasna
Polonyna Krasna

Eastern Carpathians



Omu Peak. Suhard Mountains
Suhard


Gutai
Gutai/Gutin - part of the volcanic belt

calimans 4
Călimani/Kelemen Mts - highest of the volcanic belt


Panaghia  - Ceahlău mountains
Ceahlău


The rabbit ears and other nice rocks
Gârbova: Grohotiş

Baiului from Piatra Mare
Gârbova: Baiul seen from Piatra Mare


South Carpathians

Postavaru
Postavaru

Leaota
Leaota

Romania
Coziei Mts - view towards Buila, a limestone wilderness in the Căpăţînii Mountains

Towards Nedeia, Căpăţînii Mts
Towards Nedeia (2130m), highest in the Căpăţânii Mountains

Cindrel
Cindrel/Cibin

Oslea Ridge, Vâlcan Mts
Oslea Ridge, Vâlcan Mountains


Romania
Cernei Range, southern extension of Godeanu Mts






Winter Tale: Snowy Pix Only

Ciucaş
 


NW Carpathians (Slovakia/Poland)


     
     



E Carpathians (mostly Ukraine/Romania)


     
     



S Carpathians (Romania)


    
  
Cindrel
Cindrel/Cibin
 




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Comments


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Romuald KosinaIt's...

Romuald Kosina

Voted 10/10

It's good!!!
Posted Mar 19, 2009 11:05 am

yatsekRe: It's...

yatsek

Hasn't voted

I hope so:) And it goes well with Peterbud's area page, although - or rather because - we're going to feature different pix. I find it a good:) example of C/EEu cooperation working well without any money from Brussels.
Posted Mar 19, 2009 12:30 pm

ProterraZywiec Beskids...

Proterra

Voted 10/10

Had some great fun in that place...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsLwoRNwi_w
Posted Apr 19, 2009 11:30 pm

yatsekRe: Zywiec Beskids...

yatsek

Hasn't voted

LOL (although 'twas below timberline :))
Posted Apr 20, 2009 3:05 am

andreeacorodeanuWow,

andreeacorodeanu

Voted 10/10

really nice page of the Carpathians, good job i like it and thanks cuz u used and my pictures :). Regards, Andreea
Posted Mar 30, 2009 3:21 pm

yatsekRe: Wow,

yatsek

Hasn't voted

Thanks Andreea, but the job's not finished yet:) And I hope it never ends!:D
Posted Mar 30, 2009 3:26 pm

visentinyou should

visentin

Voted 6/10

Complete it now with Czech White Carpathians, the Javorníky, the Malé Karpaty.... :)
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:58 am

yatsekRe: you should

yatsek

Hasn't voted

They're all a bit too low but hopefully will all be included in Péter's gallery/area page. But you're right - there are quite a few ranges still missing from this page: Gorgany, Rarau-Giumalau, Harghita, Postavarul, Capatini, Godeanu...
Posted Apr 7, 2009 4:31 am

stelianCongratulations.

stelian

Voted 10/10

Very nice page. Carpathian Mountains in all their splendor.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 9:46 am

yatsekRe: Congratulations.

yatsek

Hasn't voted

Multumiri. For your Giumalau and Suhard contributions too.
Posted Dec 18, 2010 5:43 pm

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